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Offline jimbo48

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 09:01:58 PM »
Great post Razor X.  If you are not a professional writer, you missed your calling.  You posts have given me a lot of encouragement, but I remain on the fence.  At this time, I am happy with my 1/16" buzzcut.  Back in November, I went from 1/8 to 1/16, and am still getting used to it.  From a short distance away, it appears that I am shaved and my head has a nice shine.  Since I have a full head of hair, I like the feel of the stuble on the top of my head.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 09:32:31 PM »
Great post Razor X.  If you are not a professional writer, you missed your calling.  You posts have given me a lot of encouragement, but I remain on the fence.  At this time, I am happy with my 1/16" buzzcut.  Back in November, I went from 1/8 to 1/16, and am still getting used to it.  From a short distance away, it appears that I am shaved and my head has a nice shine.  Since I have a full head of hair, I like the feel of the stuble on the top of my head.

Thank you.  If you're happy with the 1/16", then that's all that matters.  I gradually went shorter over a period of time and when I got down to about that length, I decided to just go for broke.  You should try it sometime,when you're ready just to see what it feels like.  It only takes 3 or 4 days to grow out to 1/16".

I agree with you that a short buzz or just a hint of shadow can look good when the hairline is intact.  It's when the hairline is in serious recession that it really does need to all come off.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 09:03:05 AM »
Razor X- - -You are so right about so many things  - - - -and what a wondeful post for the guy on the fence - -I was never there as I enjoyed my bald melon the first time  I shaved - - - -I am working on a few guys now who are customers of mine and you cannot believe the excuses  - - -and they look like HELL  - - - -thinning  -bald spots that they try to cover - - -One guy is almost there  - -he is down to a #1 cut - - - - -

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 09:09:24 AM »
This should be a sticky.

Great post!

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 05:22:43 PM »
Great Post!

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 06:13:48 PM »
Great post Razor -- I couldn't agree more.   Having this site was the ammunition I needed to take the plunge.  While I'm still newly sly (just about my 2 month anniversary) - I couldn't be happier.   You're right -- sly is totally mainstream.   Nobody gives me strange looks and little old ladies don't run away when I walk down the hall.   Thank you for the excellent post.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 10:23:47 PM »
How's that Zach Brown song go?  Oh yeah, "A little bit of Chicken-Fry,  Cold beer on a Friday night,  Pair of jeans that fit just right .. Slick head to catch the light just right .. Lol!  Its just comfortable ..

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 04:43:47 PM »
Thanks for the words of encouragment. I consider myself good looking and I do try to stay fit some would say a guys guy. Well I have been wearing a hair system for about 20 yrs, I have a wife and teeneage kids.
With all that said I'm thinking this is the weekend.........The piece  is coming off! Should I warn family, co workers or just show up Monday with the drastic change in appearance?
Should I do the full shave or just leave the fringe?I am nervous and excited at the same time. Any words of wisdom?

Thanks!!

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2010, 06:43:18 PM »
In for a penny, in for a pound!  Shave it all off, you'll never regret it.  Balding is not so hot, bald, now I have found is seen by many ladies as hot, and very much in style.  It's a great time to do it.
My experience would indicate the kids will pull back at first, but support you before the wife--kids are essentially pretty conservative when it comes to what their parents do.  But they also rebound quickly--the rug may make that different if they've secretly thought it a bit of a joke, a real possiblity.  
The wife, tell her it's an extra night out a month from the savings on mainenance.  
Co-workers will probably not say too much, except those that really like it.  
But you're forgetting the important person in all this, YOU- you are really going to like it, that we can promise. That's what you really do it for anyway.  
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 01:07:37 PM by saintc »

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 12:41:01 PM »
 O0 O0 O0 Ahoy, Mates. Like Rob6, I too was persuaded by RazorX's wisdom three years ago when I embraced my baldness and shaved it all off. Wish the forum had existed way back when.... As to Razor's posts, Amen, Brother, and Amen. Professor Melon
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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2010, 11:48:52 AM »
Thanks Guys.. This place is awesome.  I have been considering for years shaving my head but couldnt bring myself to do so.  I posted on my FB page a photoshopped pic yesterday to see what peoples oppinions were and while they were pouring in, I was reading about it and found this site.  I read until 4 am in the morning and finally took the plunge.
 I will post pics soon but wanted to say thanks and I like it better than I thought.  Still not sure if I am ready to keep it but at least I know I could pull it off and the fear is gone.  Like so many have said I now also feel a true freedom .

Thanks again for a wonderful site.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2010, 12:12:41 PM »
Thanks Guys.. This place is awesome.  I have been considering for years shaving my head but couldnt bring myself to do so.  I posted on my FB page a photoshopped pic yesterday to see what peoples oppinions were and while they were pouring in, I was reading about it and found this site.  I read until 4 am in the morning and finally took the plunge.
 I will post pics soon but wanted to say thanks and I like it better than I thought.  Still not sure if I am ready to keep it but at least I know I could pull it off and the fear is gone.  Like so many have said I now also feel a true freedom .

Thanks again for a wonderful site.

If you read, then you know about the 30 day rule--please try it.  You sound like this has been taking a lot of your energy worrying about it.  It's gone, as are your worries.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2010, 01:25:58 PM »
Thanks, I think it was just because I didnt really know how I would look and just getting the nutz to do it, this website helped me grow those nutz.  I like it so the 30 days shouldnt be hard but just not sure if I will keep it yet, I DO like it though.. And all the fear is now gone.  O:O

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2010, 05:14:05 PM »
This should be a sticky.

Great post!

Here, here. Excellent post!!!
Life has three aspects: Paradox, Humor, and Change.

Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste time figuring it out.
Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure
Change: Know that nothing stays the same.

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Re: Still on the fence?
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2010, 09:22:10 PM »
Great Post! Thank you, Razor X!!  O0 O0

 



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